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One Planet Summit for Biodiversity

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The global health crisis of the COVID 19 came as a dramatic reminder of the importance of Nature for our daily lives and economies: biodiversity is our life insurance. Yet, the damage to ecosystems is unprecedented and will have major consequences on our lifestyles in the decades to come.

Reversing this trend is a major challenge for the coming decade: we need to rethink our entire relationship with nature. It is a major social and economic challenge that will require a profound transformation of value chains, our business models and our consumption habits, to put an end to the destructive production models of living things.

This global challenge requires concerted action at all levels (international, national, local) and by all actors (governments, international organizations, businesses, associations, citizens, etc.).

To contribute to this, France organises, in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank, a ‘One Planet Summit’ for biodiversity on January 11, 2021 in Paris. It will be an opportunity to raise the level of ambition of the international community on the protection of nature, while responding to the new questions raised by the crisis.

OPS’s ambition will be to participate in the construction of a dynamic of political mobilization in the international sequence leading up to COP15. By showing that it is possible to act for the preservation of the planet, we will contribute to creating the conditions for an ambitious agreement in Kunming.

This event will bring together heads of state and government as well as leaders of international organizations, financial institutions, the business sector and NGOs, all ready to make commitments for concrete action to preserve and restore biodiversity, to make strong new announcements and to launch transformational initiatives for nature.

The event will be live-streamed. For more information, please visit the One Planet Summit website.

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